13 August 2017

WELCOME TO AYR: ST. COLUMBA CHURCH: Here at St Columba, you will find a warm welcome from committed Christian people who are serious about their faith journey but also enjoy having a good time. You will find passionate worship, which seeks to incorporate both the traditional and the new, and preaching that tries hard to make the Scripture message relevant to our daily living. We are a congregation drawn from all parts of Ayr and beyond, and we come together to worship and to take part in all kinds of Christian service in the community. If you want a Church that will honour your journey of faith and challenge you to go deeper into your relationship with Jesus Christ, then this is the place for you, and we are delighted to welcome you. Let no one feel a stranger in this place!

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 11: Mr. Stuart McKinlay, Mrs. Linda Hunter, Mr. Sandy Allan, Mrs. Annette Cuthbert, Mr. Andrew Muirhead, Mrs. Rita Mackenzie,    Mr. Ross Robertson,Dr. Kirsty Muirhead, Mrs. Janice Paterson, Dr. Pauline Robertson, Mrs. Janette Leishman, Mr. John Ferguson.

MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers, which adorn the Sanctuary this week, have been given to the Glory of God by Mr. John Halliday and Mrs. Mary Reid.

SUNDAY 20th August 2017
9.30 am Family Worship          Sacrament of Baptism        Duty Team: 12        Sound: Mr. Duncan McCallum
10.00 am St. Columba Kids & Bible Class on HOLIDAY.
11.15 am Morning Worship       Sacrament of Baptism                                          Sound: Mr. Keith Fullarton
SINCERE THANKS to Revd. John Matthews who graces our pulpit this morning.

OUR MINISTER– As from next Thursday, 17th August, Fraser’s Doctor is allowing him to make a phased return to work over a period of four weeks. Deeply grateful to his GP and a whole host of folk, near and far, for their tremendous support during his enforced absence, he is looking forward to being back in the pulpit here next Sunday.
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the August edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church. There are extra copies available at both doors priced £2.50.
20’s IN THE PEWS: total collected in July is £126.74. The Kirk Session has decided to donate funds raised this year to support the work of Parkinson’s Scotland.
“OASIS”: The Summer drop in cafe is open to everyone – please bring a friend! Meeting every Thursday 10.30-12.00 in the Struthers’ Room, this is a place to relax, a place to chat! The morning papers are available.
TITANIC EXPERIENCE VISIT: The coach for the trip to Belfast on Wednesday 16th August leaves the Church at 9.30 am. – returning at 11.15pm (approx.). Passengers are advised that no provision has been made for food. There will be the opportunity on board the ferry and there is a café at the Titanic Experience. If you prefer to bring sandwiches that will be in order. Please remember your ID – any questions phone the office.
FOODBANK: Please continue to give the Foodbank your support. The need to help does not grow less during the summer months – every donation is very much appreciated. Required this week: long life milk, small bottles of diluting juice, tinned mince/stew/cold meat, tomatoes, pudding rice, jam, dried pasta and breakfast cereal.
SOUTH AYRSHIRE CLOTHING BANK: HELP PLEASE! Uniform donations (incl. backpacks, lunch boxes etc.) can be dropped off in the Church Office. The Bank is run by volunteers – providing new uniforms is a great help. Assistance is given on a referral basis, when a need is recognised. They also accept good quality second hand items and add these in to the packs. Please help.
‘LOOKING UP’ for Lochside – it is gratifying to report that the sum of £260.00 was raised from Saturday’s Fundraising sale at Unit 7, Kyle Centre. Thanks to all who supported us with goods donated and purchases made on the day. Liz would like to extend special thanks to friends and family who shared the preparation work in the days leading up to the sale. We are well stocked for the September fundraiser (first Saturday as usual). It would be good to see your familiar faces – you may just find that nice little item to purchase. Thank you. Liz Challis
MODERATOR’S VISIT PHOTOS – there is an album of photographs taken at Dumfries House on the Sunday of the Moderator’s visit, in the Carrick Park vestibule. If you would like to purchase any (priced £1) please add your name and number of the photo to the list in the Vestibule.

AYR HOSPITAL: Mr. David Burton (Stn. 16) and Mrs. Theresa Crone (Stn. 6)
THE BIGGART: Major Sandy Goodwin (Urquhart), Mr. Charlie Symington (Urquhart) and Mrs. Helen Peters (Lindsay)
TEMPLETON HOUSE: Mr Donald Irving (Respite Care)

DATES for your DIARY:
Sunday 27th August –            Cradle Roll Service at 11.15 am
Sunday 27th August –           St. Columba Kids and Bible Class resume. Lots of new teachers and great stories, crafts and other activities have been planned – come along and bring your friends!
Saturday 30th September – Messy Church will resume …please note the new dates. Meetings will be held on the last Saturday of the month.